Beautiful iris in landscape design: original ideas for any site!

A translucent rainbow gently shimmered in raindrops sparkling in the rays of the setting sun. People rejoiced. Prometheus - their protector - stole heavenly fire from the gods and gave it to the peoples so that they could warm themselves and cook their food. It was then that the celestial arch flashed with delicate colors, which, without fading, glowed all night, as a symbol of calm, hope and prosperity. At dawn, the rainbow dissolved in the morning haze and at the same moment buds of beautiful irises opened ...

This beautiful legend is dedicated to an elegant flower with a delicate aroma, the name of which is translated from Greek as “rainbow”.

In landscape design, irises, or "iris", are used everywhere. The plant is not demanding for care and, knowing the characteristics of the varieties of this flower, you can decorate them not only with flower beds near an artificial reservoir, but also with alpine hills, rockeries, borders and mixborders.

Unfortunately, irises do not bloom for long, so it is advisable to think about the placement of the flower in the flower beds in advance. Its emerald long leaves, similar to sharp blades, can serve as a backdrop for plants with later flowering.

Dwarf varieties of bearded iris up to 45 cm high look great in rock gardens against a background of stones.

Landscape stylists use an interesting technique of contrasts. For example, irises with purple inflorescences are planted against a background of light boulders, and vice versa, bright yellow flowers accentuate attention, standing out on the dark green crown of conifers.

On alpine hills and rockeries, undersized irises look good in the company of an awl-shaped phlox, which covers a rocky soil with a delicate pink cloud.

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Irises and phlox awl

Tall varieties of iris can become a spectacular tapeworm.

Some varieties of irises, preferring moist soil, will be very happy about the neighborhood with a murmuring brook or reservoir. Landscape designers cultivate this variety of killer whale in Japanese gardens, where water is the main stylistic element.

Iris Water Garden (Japan)

In mixborders, slender irises most often occupy positions in the background, but they also look good against the background of ornamental shrubs - bladderwort or barberry with reddish-burgundy foliage.

And of course, you can not ignore the iridaria - flower beds, and often entire gardens, in which rainbow flowers dominate.

In the curbs and rabbits, the killer whales also found a place near the trimmed boxwood and other flowering representatives of the flora.

The beauty of irises is beyond doubt. We hope that photos with examples of the use of these noble beauties in landscape gardening will help create a small dream garden.

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